SIDNEY — Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District will host its annual Forestry Field Day on Sunday, Oct. 22. The free event will be held at Ryan and Erika Kemper’s farm, 6620 Patterson-Halpin Road, Sidney, from 1 to 4 p.m.
An Ohio Department of Natural Resources forester will be on site to walk the woods and answer questions about timber management, dying ash trees and tree identification.
Visitors will also be able to see a portable sawmill in operation; try their hand at the archer trailer; see a honey bee display; visit a woodland soil pit exhibit; and learn about habitat improvement from a Pheasants Forever Wildlife biologist.
Smokey Bear will be on hand to visit with children and adults at 2:30 p.m. A candy scramble for the children will be held at 2:15 p.m.
There will also e several woodland crafts and activities for the children. There will be a rope making demonstration and hikes available through the woodland trails.
While supplies last, there will be free hot dogs, apples and beverages.
Agencies and groups supporting the day include Top of Ohio RC&D, B&B AgVantages, Shelby County Pork Producers, Shelby County Cattlemen, Shelby County Shooting Sports 4-H Club, Shelby County Master Gardeners, city of Sidney Parks and Recreation, Houston FFA Chapter, Home Depot and J&L Power Equipment.
For more information, call the office at 937-492-6520, ext. 3.